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Sliding down the slippery slope of sanity..........


Well, GYO folks, I’ve finally gone and done it, I’m losing my sanity!!!!! It all started with my sunflower seeds germinating, much to my twittery delight! Then I won some tomato seeds on ebay. Put those in the airing cupboard and within 4 days, all but 1 germinated. That sent me all aflutter!! Then I read wagger’s blog here on a 2.5 year old germination on peonies. It reminded me that I had some old peony seeds from my mother whose Dad had a single flowering white peony which was extremely rare (according to the RHS). I also had a pod from a wisteria from my old house. I literally flew down into the kitchen to hunt them out. I then did some investigating on the internet. The wisteria is now in my airing cupboard, and I’ve got 3 different methods of growing the peony seeds. One also in the airing cupboard, one in the garden and one on my indoor window sill.

You’d have thought I’d have stopped there, wouldn’t you? But oh no, I then got to thinking, well, if my peony seeds take up to 2 years to germinate and none of them do, I’d probably cry my lil’ old heart out. (sob, sniff) Sooooo, I decided as an insurance poliy, that I would buy some peony seeds, so that at least I would have maybe 1 successful germination. So, another purchase from ebay!

Then I tried telling myself that it wouldn’t matter if the wisteria seed from my old house didn’t work. But oh no, that didn’t work, did it? I then found my fingers sliding over the keys back to the old froogle again. Guess what? Yep, bought some wisteria seeds from ebay! Oh my gawd! I’ve definitely gorne and lost my sanity…….

Wisteria or peony plants anyone? Going free………….

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its not madness . . . . its that spring insanity thing!!!

20 Mar, 2009


Ahhhh, is that what it is, teehee!!

20 Mar, 2009


Ah! just my kind of nutter.
Insanity is the greatest condition ever. You need to cultivate it and let it grow wild. It's all those sane people who mess up the world for the rest of us. Don't let them get you down.
Sounds as though I may have found a home for a few of my Hibiscus seeds. If you want some, send pm with address and they'll be in the post to you.

20 Mar, 2009


It's surprising what people have in their airing cupboards. I have a cat in

20 Mar, 2009


Ah Toto, that is sooooo kind of you!!! I'll try and pm you with my addy!!

Hywel, (titter!) those beautiful purdy puddy tats always do find the warmest spots. My Bonnie used to sleep on top of our old boiler in the kitchen and my Pepsi now sometimes pulls the airing cupboard door open with her paw and we'll find her on top of the clean towels!

20 Mar, 2009


That 'spring insanity thing' is a notifiable disease - contact Department of Health and Insanity imediately. Only treatment is prescription (or do I mean subscription) to or similar.

20 Mar, 2009


News flash 'spring insanity' hits Hampshire !

20 Mar, 2009


tee hee ha ha ho ho har har he he he......wooohooo.....spring!!! Spring!! SPRING!!!! Haaaaa ha ha ha ha ha......I'm not insane.....I'm just a gardener.....

20 Mar, 2009


Yup! That is just how I feel too Gilli!

20 Mar, 2009


And me!

21 Mar, 2009


Phew! Thank goodness I'm not the only one ..........!! :-)

23 Mar, 2009


The only one?
I live with a couple of friends in a local hotel. Their names are Jim and Edna.
Jim and Edna are both patients (residents) in a mental hospital (Hotel really). One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Jim suddenly jumped into the deep end. He sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there. Edna promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled Jim out.
When the Head Nurse Director (Hotelier really, honest) became aware of Edna's heroic act, she immediately ordered her to be discharged from the hospital, as she now considered her to be mentally stable.
When she went to tell Edna the news she said, "Edna, I have good news and bad news. The good news is you're being discharged; since you were able to rationally respond to a crisis by jumping in and saving the life of another patient (resident), I have concluded that your act displays sound mindedness.
The bad news is, Jim, the patient (resident) you saved, hung himself in the bathroom with his bathrobe belt right after you saved him. I am so sorry, but he's dead. Edna replied, "He didn't hang himself, I put him there to dry".
"How soon can I go home?"
Sorry Craftnutter but nurse (whoops, hotellier) is calling so have to go now.

23 Mar, 2009


Heeheeheee! I really laughed out loud when I read this, Toto! Good one!! That sounds suspiciously all too familier...........!!!?!

23 Mar, 2009


And it's all true!

23 Mar, 2009


No! (shocked!) Are you having me on.......???? Now you're the one making me lose my sanity, just when I thought I'd got it back........!!!!

23 Mar, 2009


I understand that if your sanity returns you are drummed out of GOY. I suggest you check with some of the more established members.

23 Mar, 2009


Nice one, Toto!

24 Mar, 2009


Oh dear! I'd better not seek reassurance from other GYO member's that I'm sane after all then!!!

25 Mar, 2009


Definitely, insanity is a prerequisite for membership. No boring sane members allowed.

25 Mar, 2009

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